Scripturalism and the Gettier Problem

By Doug Douma and Luke Miner   So the story goes, epistemologists had long held knowledge to be justified true belief (JTB). (A story to be doubted according to Alvin Plantinga.) (That Clark held to JTB rather than just “true belief” (TB) Doug has argued in Gordon Clark’s Theory of […]

Isolationist Clarkians:  An Oxymoron?

Some people think of Gordon Clark’s theology as divisive and isolationist in nature.  This article gives reasons to doubt this.  However, I think that any theological system that is at variance with the cultural norms will naturally produce a divisive spirit in some people.  This is because people who think […]

A List of Differences Between the Thought of Gordon H. Clark and Cornelius Van Til

Source:  A List of Differences Between The Though of Gordon H. Clark and Cornelius Van Til  by Doug Douma   [Critique of this list is appreciated. I don’t own many of Van Til’s books and so haven’t provided as many quotes of his positions as I would like.]   Outline: The […]

The Good Things about The Shack

The Shack is back and everyone’s getting a piece of the action.  The mystics are embracing and embellishing it, and using it to combat their doctrine-obsessed cousins.  The anti-mystics (the Reformed folks and such) are pointing out the doctrinal errors and warning people against it.  This article is by a […]

10 Reasons to Reject Scripturalism:  A Response – Part 8 of 10

Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5.Part 6.Part7 The Objection Scripturalists cannot show how a Christian worldview solves various philosophical and ethical problems raised for non-Christian worldviews. a) For instance, the law of non-contradiction (that A is not non-A) is a perfectly general law nowhere contained in […]

An Idiot’s Guide to Learning about the Clark-Van Til Controversy

In the Christian world, it seems that the reading of Gordon Clark and Cornelius Van Til has all but perished.  In the philosophical world, there has been a resurgence of Christian philosophers building on the work of Richard Swinburne, Alvin Plantinga, and others, yet you can barely find mention of […]

What Kind of Internalist Are You?

A simplified definition of internalism[1] is this:  an internalist believes that a person must be aware of his justification for P in order for his belief in P to be justified.  I believe this is the simplest definition of internalism that most internalists would use.  However, this is not the […]

Tensions in Theology and Winged Balrogs?

In old times, the first chapter of a Systematic Theology book or the first lecture of a Systematic Theology class would be named by a big word:  “prolegomena.”  The prolegomena of a study is the introduction to that study.  It is where the basic terms are defined, the methodology of […]

0005 Readings in the History of Philosophy – Anaximander

For an explanation of this series, see 0001 – Readings in the History of Philosophy – Introduction   Anaximander (c. 610 – c. 546 BC) may have been a pupil of the great Thales of Miletus.  He lived in Miletus in Ionia which lies in modern day Turkey.  He has […]

10 Reasons to Reject Scripturalism:  A Response Part 7 of 10

By C.Jay Engel and Luke Miner Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5.Part 6. Objection 7 The occasionalist psychology of belief is in conflict with Scripturalists reliance on the internalist constraint on knowledge. If someone (including the non-Christian) has knowledge simply in virtue of God producing a […]

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